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I am seeing more mainstream media articles/reports on the shaky economy

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and commentary on the potential for a large correction in the near future...when the mainstream media begins to comment, a crash may be close.

This would fit my suspicion that Trump was put into office by TPTB to be the fall guy for the Fed's bubble and $20T debt.
 

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and commentary on the potential for a large correction in the near future...when the mainstream media begins to comment, a crash may be close.

This would fit my suspicion that Trump was put into office by TPTB to be the fall guy for the Fed's bubble and $20T debt.
A terrifying thought really. My retirement portfolio of foreign shares lost nearly half its value in the 2008 crash and never did fully recover. (Of course I've been taking distributions during the past seven years. That didn't help either.) If the account were again to lose half its value in The Great Crash of 2017, that wouldn't be pretty. So what's a guy to do? Stocks clearly aren't safe at bubble heights. Do you see bonds and real estate being safe havens during a large correction? Is there even any way to diversify out of the impending calamity?
 

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I noticed the uptick in doom and gloom prognostications by The Who's Who of Wall Street mouthpieces. I think the elites are trying to crash the market in order to force Trump into being a one term president. In the process they can unravel and offload some of their Ponzi schemes. Will it work? I don't know but so far you have to give Trump credit for out maneuvering the elites even when they pin him into a corner.
 

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I gave this thread a 5 star rating thanks to riding on a train and accidently hitting the rating button.

Of course there will be a crash. Ponzi scheme come and go. Have some powder on hand to scoop up the losses.
 
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If the news has this one right it would be the first time in recent memory. I'm with oldgaranddad. They're just wishfully trying to kick the support out from under Trump. Yes, the stock market is running on fumes for sure but the correlation between the markets and the economy is overrated.

But watch the libs really howl if their 401Ks take a hit. We all know who they'll blame.
 

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Hopefully the deregulation (temporary, I'm sure) will create an economic uptick that will temporarily delay any crash.
 

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There were rumblings in late 2007 about the mortgage backed crisis - this seems similar. We're due for something.
 

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A terrifying thought really. My retirement portfolio of foreign shares lost nearly half its value in the 2008 crash and never did fully recover. (Of course I've been taking distributions during the past seven years. That didn't help either.) If the account were again to lose half its value in The Great Crash of 2017, that wouldn't be pretty. So what's a guy to do? Stocks clearly aren't safe at bubble heights. Do you see bonds and real estate being safe havens during a large correction? Is there even any way to diversify out of the impending calamity?
I have no skin in the game nor experience. What do you think you should do? I've heard the worst time to make a move is when u are anxious.
 

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I think if they did it would have to be a controlled crash of something and there would need to be some narrative on how it was Trump's fault. If they let everything go, they would risk the entire thing spiraling out of control which could or would like lead to a loss of their control. The elites seem rather content with how things are progressing, despite Trump being in office.

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should be awhile, the stock market hasnt even entered the bubble phase yet
 
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I have no skin in the game nor experience. What do you think you should do? I've heard the worst time to make a move is when u are anxious.
I'm inclined to just hang on for the ride. If I face hard times, I'll draw the horns in a little -- less bar money, fewer restaurant dinners, etc. I'm sure I can spend a couple hundred dollars a month less than I am right now and suffer nothing but a little boredom. But I honestly don't have answers. It does seem that all investment asset classes suffer at the same time during a big recession/depression. Not going to leave this world alive :)
 

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So what's a guy to do? Stocks clearly aren't safe at bubble heights. Do you see bonds and real estate being safe havens during a large correction? Is there even any way to diversify out of the impending calamity?
Bitcoin? Next large, multi-market correction I have a sneaky feeling it's gonna go way up.
 

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and commentary on the potential for a large correction in the near future...when the mainstream media begins to comment, a crash may be close.

This would fit my suspicion that Trump was put into office by TPTB to be the fall guy for the Fed's bubble and $20T debt.
And...viola. It seems this is the case after all.